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$135m federal arts funding announced

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The Morrison Government will inject an additional $135 million to support thousands of jobs in the arts and entertainment sector, as it continues to come back from the impacts of COVID-19, including a $125m top up to the RISE fund. Read the full media release here. ...

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APAX 2021 Applications Now Open!

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Applications to present at APAX 2021 our now open! In 2021 we will be blending our in-person event at NIDA, Sydney with an online program, providing presenters and delegates greater access opportunities. Find full information on the application process and apply now via the APAX website....

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RISE Fund Batch One Recipients Announced

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The recipients of batch one of the Federal Government's Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund have been announced. PAC Australia warmly congratulates all members who received, or will be a beneficiary of, this program. The full list of recipients and project details are available here....

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*New Touring Advisory Group announced

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  PAC Australia and Regional Arts Australia partner on new Touring Advisory Group PAC Australia and Regional Arts Australia are pleased to announce the formation of the Touring Advisory Group (TAG) which the two organisations will co-convene. Both organisations have previously independently convened similar groups (Regional Arts...

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We’re hiring!

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PAC Australia is on the hunt for our new Programs Manager. A highly visible position within a national peak organisation. Connection to a broad range of national (and increasingly international) presenting and producing contacts. Remote working conditions considered.   Performing Arts Connections Australia (PAC Australia) is...

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2020-21 Federal Budget Announced

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Our thanks to LPA for the below information and concise summary.   The Federal Government handed down the 2020-21 Budget on 6 October 2020. An underlying cash deficit of $213.7 billion is forecast in 2020-21 (11% of GDP) and will reduce to a forecast deficit of $66.9 billion...

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Call for nominations to the PAC Australia board

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PAC Australia is seeking candidates for the Board of Management to ensure the ongoing good governance of our organisation and contribute to our work connecting, developing and advocating for our membership and stakeholders in the performing arts. The board will consider all nominations against our board...

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Guidance on Ticket Refunds and Exchanges

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Live Performance Australia has developed guidance for ticket refunds and exchanges in a COVID-19 environment. Bringing together a working group from across the arts and entertainment sector (including PAC Australia), this document was developed with the following principles in mind: Safety first: Events are COVID...

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RISE Guidelines Released by Minister Paul Fletcher

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Minster Paul Fletcher has released the guidelines for the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund and COVID-19 Arts Sustainability Fund (Sustainability Fund). You can find a media release here, and full information on the guidelines here. The new fund, which is part of the...

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